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How to Rebuild From the Shock of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

How to Rebuild From the Shock of COVID-19

Economist Mohamed A. El-Erian says that today’s "unsettling journey" requires a careful phasing of relief, reopening, and stimulus programs.

Company Matches Workers with New Jobs in Midst of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Company Matches Workers with New Jobs in Midst of COVID-19

One innovative online recruiter in Brazil offers tips to job seekers and businesses on how to better position themselves in a changing economic landscape.

A “Death-Defying Time” for Start-ups

May 27, 2020

A “Death-Defying Time” for Start-ups

Sean O’Sullivan, of the global venture capital firm SOSV, discusses how the post-COVID-19 economy will affect investment in start-ups.

Digital Marketplace Keeps Indonesian Farmers in Business

May 26, 2020

Digital Marketplace Keeps Indonesian Farmers in Business

An agricultural e-commerce platform offers solutions to social distancing mandates in a COVID-19 era.

Lessons for COVID-19-era CEOs

May 13, 2020

Lessons for COVID-19-era CEOs

Engage with governments and “lead with empathy,” this Corporate Social Responsibility expert advises the private sector.

Pakistan’s Minibikes Rev Up to Meet Food Security Demands

May 13, 2020

Pakistan’s Minibikes Rev Up to Meet Food Security Demands

During lockdown, this logistics app company deploys drivers to help the government deliver food to those in need.

During COVID-19 Crisis, Three Banks Work to Soften Impact on Customers

May 13, 2020

During COVID-19 Crisis, Three Banks Work to Soften Impact on Customers

In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, three banks introduce creative measures – including credit holidays – to help customers and communities through a difficult period.

A Senegalese Influencer’s Mission: Saving Lives via Social Media

May 13, 2020

A Senegalese Influencer’s Mission: Saving Lives via Social Media

A prominent influencer—and IFC Insights team member—discovers the variety of ways that messages can be repurposed to help society stay connected and healthy

First Person: COVID-19 Looms Large in a Small Brazilian City

May 13, 2020

First Person: COVID-19 Looms Large in a Small Brazilian City

Our writer discovers unemployment claims increasing by 50 percent in her parents’ community, with one shop owner lamenting: “My store needs a respirator to breathe.”

Calling for a New Deal for Developing Countries

Apr 29, 2020

Calling for a New Deal for Developing Countries

Emerging markets investor Mark Mobius believes that major infrastructure projects–which can lead to massive employment–is one way forward for emerging markets in crisis.

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